Tagging tram lines that are not used but still exist


(this is a continuation of the discussion in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/59629119)).
Those tram rails are not used, they are not connected to the main network and there is no contact line present, i.e. there is no easy and quick way to put them into service again; which does not make ‘railway=disused’ a perfect match, but to me it still seems way better than anything else (railway=abandoned does not fit as the rails are still there).

What are the other options of tagging those?


Looks like the railway tagging suggested at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Railways#Life-cycle
has no middle ground between disused and abandoned. But if you look at the lifecycle prefix wiki page the definition of abandoned definitely seems to fit your description of the situation: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lifecycle_prefix

If so I agree with the


tagging that is on those ways as of a few minutes ago when I looked at it.